TUSK AWARD FOR CONSERVATION IN AFRICA FINALIST 2022
David is an ambassador and warrior for elephants. During the past 20 years, he’s been involved in more than 100 collaring operations and can identify 500 individuals.
Described by distinguished National Geographic writer, David Quammen as ‘a high school leaver with a PhD mind’, David has a deep understanding of ecology and animal behaviour. This comes both from his Samburu culture and from his regular work alongside top international scientists. He never fails to inspire with his enthusiasm, knowledge and high personal standards. He combines the challenges of running a research programme in the field with successfully negotiating the complicated politics of northern Kenya.
We have to carry the mantle to the next generation. What really gives me hope is there are so many vibrant Kenyans interested in conservation coming up behind me. That is my driving force and my strength.”